Akita Local Customs

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    Kawatsura Lacquerware.

    by Sharrie Written Aug 25, 2002

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    KAWATSURA LACQUERWARE: Originated during the Kamakura Era & developed as daily utensils. Also designated as traditional craft of Japan.
    A refined & high quality lacquerware but very expensive, as can bee seen from the photo. A bowl can easily costs as much as US$50-US$500.

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    Magewappa.

    by Sharrie Written Aug 25, 2002

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    MAGEWAPPA (BENDED WOOD CRAFTS): A special craft of Odate & designated as traditional craft. Products are made by bending thin sheets of Akita cedar & stitching them together with mountain cherry barks.

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    Kabazaiku.

    by Sharrie Written Aug 25, 2002

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    KABAZAIKU (CHERRY BARK CRAFTS): A specialty of Kakunodate, it is designated as a traditional craft of Japan. Products such as tea containers & boxes are made by applying the bark of mountain cherry trees in layers. The glossiness increases as it is being used.

    Kabazaiku has a long history. It originated in 1780s in North Akita & was made famous by Kakunodate samurai Fujimura Hikoroku who learned the craft & taught it to other local samurais.

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    Kawatsura Kokeshi Dolls.

    by Sharrie Written Aug 25, 2002

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    KAWATSURA KOKESHI DOLLS: Traditional products of Inagawa-machi, a town known for having the most kokeshi doll artisans in Akita.

    Lovely, aren't they?

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